University of Worcester – Horticulture

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Name: Steve Gardner, Senior GroundsmanEmployer Name: University of WorcesterType of Apprenticeship:  Horticulture This case study is the employer’s perspective to apprenticeships in the Grounds Maintenance Team at the University of Worcester.  This can be read in conjunction with another case study about Apprentice, Grace McNiff, who is an Apprentice Grounds Assistant at the University. The University of Worcester… Read more »

Bransford Webbs Plant Company – Horticulture

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Manager Name: Karl O’Neill, Technical and Propagation Manager Employer Name: Bransford Webbs Plant Company Type of Apprenticeship: Horticulture – Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeships are something that Bransford Webbs have been committed to for 25 years. It is testament to the company that nearly 20% of the current permanent workforce have been an apprentice at… Read more »

Grace McNiff – University of Worcester

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Apprentice Name: Grace McNiff, Apprentice Grounds Assistant Employer Name: University of Worcester Type of Apprenticeship: Level 2 Horticulture Grace had found the school a very challenging environment and attended a Pupil Referral Unit in the latter part of her education and left with no qualifications.  However, she loved the outdoors and was able to find… Read more »

Tom Everard – Bransford Webbs

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Apprentice Name:                     Tom Everard Employer Name:                        Bransford Webbs Type of Apprenticeship:         Level 2 Horticulture Tom left school with some great GCSE grades (7Bs and 2Cs) and attended Worcester Sixth Form College studying Psychology, Applied Science and PE with an ambition to go to university to study as a PE teacher.  Although being accepted to the… Read more »

Carla Nash – Wyevale Nurseries

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Apprentice Name: Carla Nash Employer Name: Wyevale NurseriesType of Apprenticeship: Level 2 Horticulture Why did you choose an apprenticeship? I was already working at Wyevale Nurseries when I saw they were advertising for apprentices. I knew it would be a great opportunity to progress so I applied for the position. After an interview I was… Read more »

Steve Jenkins – Ball Colegrove

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Apprentice Name: Steve Jenkins Employer Name: Ball ColegraveType of Apprenticeship: Level 2 Horticulture Why did you choose an apprenticeship? I chose an apprenticeship because I wanted to progress in my current role. I’ve always wanted to work in the horticulture industry but I also wanted to learn more and increase my job prospects. Doing an… Read more »